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PBLlIS ATURDAY BY
SATURDAY. sA DEzER &1S52
SATURDAY, 25TH. DECEM*pER 1852.
flio iday next, (27th) is the day fixed by
the (oonsitution for the election of oernor,
a Lieut.. overnor a Seeretary ofState, Treas
curer, Attarney General anaSuper i ndent of
Public 1ducation. Au sali offies are voted
for by th$vot&'s thga* out the State. The
veters of thislounty and Parish' also have
to ehose o senators and four representatives
in fie ~onal) Assembly.
ru unt iscomplr as
on the whiglde, a
ea b ee to another co mn.
Sll r me s of the candidates for State
oal i adersI l reolect)aving read
then in the first nue rpc~r paper, and fur
ftae. h f beeo sopread upon showe4
oftpketes from ouear oaice, and which ar
robablyy time in the hands of eves
New OpIns ELOUSAS AND GREAT
Mr. L. W. ClYothe ag ht spd contractor
for build thi w will bi. r pariah in
a week or twO,. for the ~ completing
arrangementsJ." its immediste construction.
The Cnomp~iy ask for only live thousand
dollars roin this parish, the stock being in
share of fifty dollrs each and payablesin five
instalmen fifteen days calljor each ina
tnI ~ some a.oety days or more,
befiore tom'ce Puz .wil. asked, for.-
The domýiiqf this . Qp4~ ied to be at
Oitis I the most agtral of
ad i ebe whole line, thee wir of to
-_o&mpanovering the route from New Or
log to Shrevepo t, throo Lih piee and
ta$ d the Texas estensi kill in
ai o pas through2 to tGal
ve.ie Whole enpgth of ' ing bout
nte-as ptolto bh at
f 8 Q per sm;ile 6J be.
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The Electric Telegrapah
Although we havealready noticed thiseat
enterprise, proposed to be estalhished in owu
midst, yetwe may mddafewgenr dremarksre
lative to the inventin itsf, icnay be.
advantage to our rreade e Telegraph is
no doubt fagi hanging t oman cial, Social
and Monetary aflairs ofthis country, so far, at
least, asthey are inflienidy eorre enee
and commanicatOn, And ~any look upon it
as an agent to be feared riher man eaS ed
do not fally comprehend all its imprttanoaend
tlhiousand uses to which it can be aplied, in
all the affairs of society and the W ~rld.-J is
a false idea got the Telegraph is o itselfin
flUenced in prdtciý fluctuat~ m and chan
pa in markets; for like the old "Expess"
system, and the U. S. ,fail, its comanrmida
tions are various as the character of the mil
lions of letters conveyed by . ail.-It is
not confined to the merchant one, but all
classes ld all interests use it to convey their
thoughts and wishes or control their affairs
The sick traveller, far from home and family;
informs them of his condition, Atnd husband
and wifg, non or dao tr far away;tedla l
iew.ef safety or dii r pith bai a moments
time; while ne#s of .ry kind flashes like the
l.ghtnings glare, from one part of our country
to the other-Every day's experience in its
man~gement e#jces this novel mode of corn
mnnication toWt ate of more functual utili
u-nd perfectio* and almost eiery Ay adds
another link the electric highway in our coun
"try-The Telegraph renders the human mind
and will as nearly omnipotent and omnipre
sent as they can be, for tinsnd distance are
both annihilated, so rapid and instantaneous
are its operations, and soollthe "father of
watersl and the Courtableau will be connee
ted by the wires, along which the lightning
will glean.i intelligent.fashes.
In opening abale of cotton recentlyat G'i
cinnati, the body of a negro man was f
pressed into it, and so great was the pr
that the body of the man was not more than
THE OLDEST ONE YET.
There is an old man in Belgrade, on the frontiers
of Hungary an& Turkey, who has attained the enar.
age of one hundred and seventy-o years.
is still in possession of all his facultieWnd rsmo
kes his pipe regularly. sFifty ver a.o he e4 to
go ou hunting with hisgrandaon, and ýt is quste -e
hundred years since he made his third marrige
with a yot girl of gneteen whom he has tlivied
by forty-four years.
RSmIA AND JAPAN.-A letter has peen publisb
in SaTem, Massachusetts, legister, dated St. Pettým
burg, October 11, *lhich states that the Fmperofof
Ryl has aq :pped Aree vessels for Jal n, ly nomin
y oentifc purposes, but really to watek the
qeuican aqi bbn.- Be.
An ant wsarulseed by the list Legiia~ur fVir.
pmRua, coucening the kilinof deer which pro
vides that k~illbn shar' ' c o
etldeer;or a kill' one ii i "cops
lying west*if tlte Blue 1i eet of the
SIeghan~ between the first of r and the
first Au a he, hafl fire t tdddom( nlew the
deer sl l be his 9a tamedlear the
Cure for RkJ -am:Dise a half an ounee of
saltpeter in a pintirandc-, and ta ýe 1 n
l11 ever lay. It N Iby xho b `k~e
the st tobe t cellepk'am t fi z
leJt1tig n lia.--c-~
TjNew York Observer states that the
gra rd at Princeton, New Jersey, in
wlicfi repose the Aine of AAaoI BIan,
was recently isatted by a ssangei", sa t after
inquirin a i locality his gav, which
had been hefhpre u niareby and me
morial befohe left hadf.i tealaat, e,
with a briefcriptiow, erected. ote efi
itor culue as to who he wias, or the mo
tives piamptig his act. * *
The Scientific Anerican says that cam
phor has been 'isevered to be an antidote to
that terrible pison, strychnine. A man 40o
Bad bsee swn'into convulsions b two do
of e. s--one sixth of a , ad
for the rheumatism--wa reliev
Stwenty of camphor, takea in
mf. nLm . Dr. Suddock, ina
i ia Looerlo , claimse to have
~i kti ~ T*~ -Ipd the 9nouo
NG OF SIAT : MY. r Of
=E uk:r .' t
BOYHOOD OF CAPTAIN COOK.
'.e diacoveries of the English circumnavigator
were owIBg to a particul marked. hilling.
You4 Cook was a native of Yoishire and served
as pprentice to a merchant and shop keeper, in
a fising. town in that coufty. Some money
nsae id from the'till, and to detect the de
li nt, a ea curiously.marked shilling wasnix
ed W.ibL the silver, which was accurately counted.
etiitining the till shortly after, this peculiar
illing was misring, and Cook, who was a proud
and spirited young man, was taxed with having ta
ea it out. This he instantly acknowledged, stating
ti~t its peculiarity had caught his eye. but affirmcd
at e same time that he had put another of his own
in its place. The money was accordingly counted
.iver againfand ftd to agree exactly to uis state
meat. Althougllhe family was highly respecta
b ad th . e capable of advancing "hisu his
d also much attached to b and
"very kind, yekt high..pirit of the boy could not
brook remani in a sitotion where he had been
even suspected of dishonesty.-He therefore ran
away, and having no other resource, entered as cab
isboy in a collier.
Will you takea Sheep?-A valued friend, and an
old farmer, about the time that the temperance re
form was beginning to exert a healthful influence
in the country, said to his newly hired man :
'" Jonathan I did not think to mention to you,
when I hired you, that lathink of trying to do my
work this year without rum. How much more
<uust I give you to do without ?"
S"Oh," said Jonathan," I don't care much about
it, you may give me whatyou please."
' W.s said iearmer, "I will give you a sheep
in thealls , ifyoU vill do without."
The eldest son en said:
"Father, will you give me a sheep if I wilfl do
without rum .9
a Yes, Marshall, you shall have a sheep if you will
The youngest son, a stripling, then said:
"Father, will you give me a sheep if I w'ill do
"* Yes Chandler, you shall have a sheep also, if you
will do without rum."
Presently Chandler speks again:
"Father, hand't you ber take a sheep too ?"
This was a poser; he hardly thought that he could
ve up the " creature" yet, but the appeal ws
om a source to be easily disregarded. The
result was, the demon was henceforth banished
from the premises, to the great joy and ultimate
happit of all concerned.
Tsw AND Now.-Fifty yea steamboats
were unknown; now there are 3,00 oat on Ameri
can waters alone. In 1800 there was not a singe!e
ra in the world; now there are 10,000 milesin
tte d States, agbout 22,000 in America and
E . Halfa ce.y.ago it took some weeks
o convey news from Washingin to New Orleans;
now notas manyseconds as it tn did weeks. Fifty
Stheost rapid printing press was worked
po.,; now steam prints 20,000 papers an
on a single prep. Now is a great fellow, ut
will be much biggehalf a century hence. -Ceve
A LADY TO HER HUSBAND.
"Why do you not present yourself as a candidate
for Co~gress?" asked ady of her husband, who
was c..fined with the Rheumatism. 'Why should
I, my dea?' fquired e 'I've no qualifications for
the station.!- 'But I Mink you have,' returned the
wife, your language and aeions are truly parliamen
tary. When bills are presented, you either order
themt to be laid on the table, & ybu make a motion
to rise; thoughbften out of order, you are still sup
ported by the hdair; and often poke your nose into
measures calculated to destroy the constitution.'
Aa you in trouble? Don't tell it to everyperson
meet. Not one in a hundred will sympathize
you. Some riay spealk a word of comfort, to
sway and ridicule yo, but precieus few will
l eel, orena e weith less earnestnessin
t t s of Eife. 'licbles in nine places out of
like threatig clouds whichsoon van
T.H r o Usts 8 ~iLOAD.-The Thibo
'Messrs. Holden & Murphy, of l p.lace
.oo,,,, od ., usaj. es of . New
Orleans, Op 4u, anGý eat Western .ail
road, eommnencing at the Dupre Settlement,
n te rear of our town, and .tending to
ttifBobinson E~ate, fifteed mit down the
Il4rche. Thi;s ss well for the railroad
ATmORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
f)EINGQ ermanently loo$ted in Grand' Co.
I teau (St. Ladry,) will exerrise his pro
f in the Cou 14th and 15th Judi
?i oteau, December 25th 1852--1y.
([gfWe are authorized to announce the fol
lowing tickets for the State Legislature. Elec.
tion, on the 27th December 1852.
Di. EDW M. MILLARD.
HOUSE OF REPxES*FATIVES.
BENJAMIW R. GANTT. JOSEPH E. A1bRus.
PLLacds D GUEAu. (OL. B. HARIN.
wm' i 1JKET.
. STATl ;NATBE. 4
T. M. :.. D ERA SB C.
1r oUeBoF R3EPRESEN IVE5.
theb Hon.3dw d SI
gteofthESuprea u Eeach,
,iVd ce Iid We for Aaaoc
&*1Dber:Y Bar aanIPeoA
t~m event oftbe ion
3 ».Th ft.
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mIi esuuti...flb Sup4 via
( We are authorized to announce Mr.
James D. Iarael as a candidate for the office
of Town Constable, at the next April elec
tion. 11th dec. 1852.
Succession of James M. Woods.
T HE public is hereby informed that there
will be sold at public auction, to the last
and highest bidder, through the ministry of
Ia publio Auctioneer, at the last residence of
the late Jame*M. Woods, on Bayo ' Petite
Prairie, in the Parish of St. Landry, on
Thursday, 27th January 1853,
the following described property belonging to
the Estate ofJames M. Woods, deceased, late
of the Parish of St. Ladry, to wit:
on which the deceased last resided,
situate on Bayou Petite Prairie, in the Par
ish of St. Landry, containing 393 acres of
land, together with the buildings and improve
Of different ages and both sexes.
Forty bales of cotton, sixty barrels
of carn, six gentle horses, six head
of wild horses, one lot of hogs,
work oxen, one lot of horned cat
tle, one old carriage, one b ou
che, one silver watch e doble
barrelled gun, plan'ta _ utensils
TERMS AND CoNDITINs :-The plantation
and slaves to be sold on a credit of one and two
+'ears, from the first day of April 1853; the
personal property on a credit of one and two
years from the first of April 1853. All sums
under $25, to be paid casersonal security
required onall the prope l nd the property
subject to mortgages be specially mortgaged to
said estate until full payment of the purchase
money and the interests which accrue
thereon. .)f sums not punctu paid at
maturity to hear eight per cent interest from
the time due until final settlement.
ISAAC R. JACKSON,
Administrator of said Estate.
Opelousas, December 25th 1852.
.* A. JTE L,
ATTORNEY AND V -SELLOR AT LAW.
R ESPECTFULLY offers his professional
services ta4is friends ail to the public
of the 14th and 15th Judicial Districts.
His office is in Opelopps.
Opelousas, 25th Dec 1852.-4..y.
State of Louisia a,
Parish of St. Landry. No. 6007.
ESTA2-E OF THOMAS KBELIR.
E LIZABETH ROGERS, ' dow of the
'late Thomas Keller, of theParish of St.
Landry,and Administratrix of said Estate,
having filed her Tableau of classifitetion of the
debts of said estate, accompanie by her peti-.
tion praying that the same maybeomologat
ed and approved; and whereas the prayer of
said petition has been granted by order of the
Courtidated December 22rn1852;
Therefore, notice isa hereby given to all in
rested persons to make tlion to said pe
titionand tableau, within days from this
date, why .saidtableau should not be homolog.
ated, and the Administratrix authorizedto pay
according to said Tableau.
A. GARRIGUES, Clerk.
Opelousas 24th December 1862.
Sale at Auction.
T HE public is hereby informed that there
will be sold at public auction, to the last
and highest bidder, by the undersigned, public
auctioneer for the Parish of St. Landry,
On Monday the 10th Janu y next,
the following described property, bl onging to
Mrs. Adrieune Deshotels, Widow of the late
Alexandre Fontenot pere, to-wit:
1i 8 IAVES,
of different ages and both sexes, the
greatest part of whom are creoles.
aT gentle horses, a lot of corn
TERM S b coNDITIONS.--The purchase
money payable in one and two years credit,
from the day of sale; purchasers furnishing
security to the sa ction of the vendor; and
all sumr nd punoe ly, paid at maturity, to
bear 8 per cent. interest per annum from time
due.-And moreover, the slaves remaining
mortgageýy priviledge until final payment
of the prinTpal and interests.
A *1 of sale to be passedf y-. A. Duy,
aotary public, at the costs ofpurchasers.
!lThe sale will take place on the plan
tat'in, last residence of late. Alexandre Bap
tisteFontenot, at Old Gran ge Prairie.
S S ON FONTENOT,
Opel'sas 24 December 1852.
Tv. RAND Jr., A. ..I Principal.
"i , RAND would inform his patrons and
the public that he will re-open his
School on Tuesday the 4th ofJanuary, to con
tinue it without inte nission, till the let of
e , ispre &with a supply oft
to give i~i tise in the Eng ench,
SpaniS, German, Latin and Greek a es;
alsoin Vocal Instrumeintal Music.
Any for further information
eoncrngse Seo , is invited to at the
School-i wLrrher h may'e',a xamine
fori'iuself the pid of ia otiel, and the
proefiey~:fthe ~h upif s
Ciroles faii atatement of the
coursef ptisemay be had at
the oily of the r rier, at e
A yore of Mese.s T. C.
Opdbflliý 2 *46A 1852
Estate ofGeorge W. Addison.
SLsL persons holding claims against the
late George W. Addison or his estate,
are requested to present them dlvy authenti
ca8t to the underiigned. ' And all those in
deb~4 to said Geo. W. Addison or to the
ftrof Addison & Sandoz, arealso requested
t cone forwardrmd settle their accounts, if
they wish to save costs.
JOEL H. SANDOZ;
Opelousas, Dec. 25th, 1852.
State of Louisiana,
Paris of Saint-~andry. No. 6008.
ES TA'E' OF ALACIDE CLOSE.
TOHN CLOSE" R CARE OCLOSE,
J. of the Parish of lt. Landry, Administra
tors of the Estate 4 tl late Placidc Close,
dee'd. of the aforesNd Parish, having filed a
final Tbbleau of the tfnds of said Succession,
together with a classi cation of the creditors,
accompanied by a} ettion praying that the
same ma , be homologated;-And whereas the
prayer said petition has been granted by or
der of Uiurt dated December 23rd 1852.
Now thereare, notice is hereby given to all
interested tomake opposition, if any they have,
within ten days from the date hereof, why said
Tableau should not be homologated, the Ad
ministrators discharged from all further liabil
ity, and their bond cancelled, according to
A. GARRIGUES, Clerk.
Opelousas, December 25th, 1852.
Deliberations ofthe Police Jury of
the partA a of St. Laadr)(
Mos.ay, 6th December 1852.
This being the day appointed by law for the
meeting of the Police Jury of the parish of St.
Landry, the members thereof assembled at their
usual place of meeting, to wit:
John P. Hudson, President 5th ward; Elisha An
druis, 2d ward; Francois C. Devillier, 3d ward; Ond
zime A Boudreau, 4th ward; Joseph E. Andrus,
6th ward; Antoine B. Carte, 7th ward; Joseph Z.
Fontenot, 8th ward; James Akenhead, 10th ward;
Augustin Guillory, 11th ward; Henry S. Dunbar,
12th ward: Elbert Gantt, 14th ward; Joseph Mc
Bride, 15th ward; Charles Teale, 16th ward; Ville
neuve Joubert, 17th ward; Simphorien Mbehe, 19th
ward Walthall Burton, 13th ward, in place of
Harris, Young and Wright, Absent, 3-19.
The Journal of the last meeting were read and
Mr. Akenhead was excused from further atten
dance at this meeting.
On motion of Mr. Gantt, The certificate of elec
tion of Mr. Burton, was referred to the committee
of elections, who reported, That Walthall Burton
had been duly elected as a member of this Jury for
the 13th ward, for the unexpired term of J. K.
Pickett, resigned. On motio id report was
On motion of Mr. Gantt, The fury had a recess,
and having reassembled, present as before, and Mr.
Harris, absent Mr. Gantt.
The following reports were read:
Mr. Harris, That the re-covering of the Prison
had been let out to Michael Mussand, for $259.
Mr. Devillier, Against receivitig bridge over Ba
you Teche. Bridge over Crevasse, on road near
Mde. Michel Mayer, had been finished and accep
ted, and a warrant to issue to yallery Mayer and
D.sird Godet for $200.
Mr. Fontenot,'Road from Prudhomme'irhbridge
t Bacon's on Bayou Cane, laid ost. - ..
Mr. Dunbar, Draw bridge over Bayou Crocodile
had been let out to and finished by henry S. Dun
bar and Lewis Ganson for $1000. "
Mr. Gait Bri4ges oveT W fand CowBayous
finished by ryaynt Stapleton, I e. over Bayou
Tbehe, let ot to and finished by Jonn Ray.
1Mr: McBride, Bridge on Lwevr -'road. to Bayou
gouge, finished by N. Nichblson fori~a0O.
Mr. Boudreau, Petition 4to repair GC1beau a
bridge over Bayou Carrion Crow, Petitidtfor an
election, to take the sense of'the voters of the 4th
ward, relative to granting or withoiding licences, for
Grog Shops &c.
On motion, Resolved, That.thae following named
persons be and are appointed Overseers of the pub.
lic roads in this parish, each for the District as
signed to him for the year 1853, commencing 1st
Janu ' 1853: " '
No, East Divison.-John S. Edwards, 2d Dis
triet; Pierre Savant fils, 4th District; William L.
Hudspeth 5th District: Isaac Lt1al, 6th District;
Robert McCrory, 8th District; ie Glillory, 9th
District; Samuel Derossier, 11th'istrict; fHervey
Kimbal, 12th District; Uel Bundick, 13th District;
Thomas Morgan, 14th District; Auguste Soileau,
North Division.--*ean Bte Roy; 1st District; Ond
zime L. Pitre, 2d District: Jean Bte. Ladeur, 3d
District; Pierre lidrine, 4th District; John A
Glaze, 5th District; Ransom P. Ferguson, 7th Dis
trict; William Tear, 8th District; F. B. Cheney,
10th District; Samuel Wall, 11th bDitrict; Frangois
A. Pitre, 12th District; Julien Jules Jacques Fonte
not, 1 District.
N'"West Division.-Don Louis Sonnier, 1st
District; Alfred Reed, 2d District; Samuel Reed, 3d
District: Dorsin Lacaze, 4th District; Pierre Fonte
not, 5th District; Euge e Martel, th District; An
drew West, 7th DistrCt; Olin P. Fontenot 8th & 9th
District- Edouard Vedrine, 10th District; Eli Cappm
be 11lth & 12th District; Hypolite Fontenot, 13th
Ditrict; Dalicourt Joubert, 14th District.
West Division.-Ursin Lavergne 1st District;
Guave Frugd, 2d District; Valmont Baudin, 3d
Disrict; Jacques Baconr 4th District; Enoch Hays7
5ti}District; Felix Andreponp 6th .Distriot- Levi
Y<nog,.7th District; Saimriel Reed, 8th District.
louth West Divisin.--Don Louis Richard, 1st
District; Adolin Richard, 2d District; Alexandre
Iuecet, 3d District; Crawford Lyons, 4th District;
I tcholas Qudbddeau, 6th District; Gabriel Harman,
Ith District; Joseph Carribre, 8th & 91h District;
4oseph Blaize, 10th District.
South Division.-Henry Miller, 1st District; Eu
chere Lavergne, 2d District; Dorsinot L. Crevisse,
3d District; Dr. Robt. E. Smith, 4L District; Denis
.telly, 5th District; Franai. Savo )is, 6th District;
Joseph A. Guidry, 7th Itrict.
Smoh.East Division.- itger Roy, 1st District
Adollhoquette, 2d District; .V-alheo St~ly 34
District; Jean Bte.. Hebert, 4th District; J.
0livier, 5th District.
East Division.-Louis C. Devilir, ist District;
Qharles Close, 2d District; Simon ..able, 3d Dis
tfict; P. L. Olivier, 4th District._
Ou motion of Mr. Devillier, The Jury adjourned
I'til to-morrow at 9 o'clock A. M.
ToESDAr, 7th December 1852.
The Jury met pursuant to adj~rnment.
Present as before and Mr. Harris- Absent Mears.
lung and Akenhead.
Was read the reportcf the Treasurer for the 3d
rter of the year 1 52, ending 30thr"ultimo, by
*hich it appeared.
Balanceon hand la uarter, $ 74 74
Received since, Tai of 18.),
260 82, Licences $327 33, .e.t.
$78 653, 1666 80
Paid during the Quartert 5677 04
; Balance on hand, _ 864 48
The President repq ed to the Jury, that in con
to the resolntion ordering a vote to be taken
r oragaintaxaited tax,-he, do'the .O20th day of
ctober 1862,assisted by.Mess. Marsden Camp
llJesse Hayes andAchille Dnprd, appointed by
-nfor t had counted the votes given at
. t~ i_ ..h.gU..., t~.. ,e a
~iiaS~d~oTI V s aj 542~Apia
tbJ-~aoor rm~:b bbsiLk t~d.aed fosWp
eight votes,say 248. Making in favor of levying
the tax a majority of two hundred and ninety four
v-tes, say 294 majority. .
Mr. Harris presented the petition of Jean F. Ri
chand, for a change of the road near his house.
The President presented the resignation of Wm.
P. Collins as a Magistrate 13th ward.
Report of the Jury of freeholders of a change of
the road near D jean's.
The acceptance by the Board of Directors, of the
"New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Rail
Road Company" of the tax stock subscription of the
Pa'rish of St Landry, to the stock of that Company.
The election returns of 12th ward for or against
granting Licences shewing for granting 32 against
granting 16 making a majority for of 16. Report of
the change in Public road at Alphonse Debaillon's.
Report of the road, laid not from Prudhomme's
bridge to Reed's on Cane.
A notice of James McCaulay that he transferred
the Judgment by him obtained against the Parish, in
the District Court, No. 5805, to James Fitzgerald,
being for $120, with 5 per cent interest.
Report thatthe bridge on Tbche at Barre's had
been finished and received. PetitionofH. Rogers, for
a renewal of warrant No. 3061, which he has lost.
Mr. E. Andrus, moved that Offutt Brothers be al
lowed interest at 8 per cent, from this date until paid,
on their Bill of Timber, motion lost. Messrs E.
Andrus, J. E. Andrus, Gantt, Wright and Meche
voted in the affirmative: 5 Ayes. Messrs.t.Devillier,
Carte, Boudreau. Fontenot, Guillory, Dunbar, Bur
ton, McBride, Teale and Joubert, voted in the nega
On motion of Mr. Devillier, Ordered Thata war
rant issue for two hundred Dollars to Valery Mayer
and Ddsird Godet, for building a bridge, over the cre
vasse at Mde. Michel Mayer.
Resolved, That commissioners be appointed to
examine the Coulde between Gradenigo and Close,
and report an estimative plan for a bridge over the
same. Messrs. Adolphe D.jean, C"prien Lalonde
and Hypolite Mallet, were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Boudreau, Resolved, That com
missioners be appointed, to make an estimative plan
to renew the bridge over Carrion Crow called Guil
beau's. Messrs. S. C. McPherson, Ondzime Caru
thers and Julien Caruthers, were appointed.
On motion of Mr. J. E. Andrus, That commis
sionersbe appointed to examine into the situation of
the widow of Wm. Johns and report under oath.
len. McCleland, Isaac Hays and Colbert Foreman,
Was read a report from the Parish Attorney, That
he had brought suit in the District Court against H.
Rogers, Sheriff for the balance due by him for com
mutation tax, and for forfeiture of his commission,
and 20 per cent damages.
Mr. Fontenot called up the petition of Joseph
Bacon, for a toll bridge and a ferry on Bayou Ne
o motion of Mr. Harris, Resolved,' That the
same be refered to a special committee of three
members to examine and report. Messrs. Guillo
ry, J. E. Andrus and Carte, were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, Resolved, That the
report of the Jury of freeholders, tracing and laying
out a Public road, from Prudhomme's bridge on
Mallet to Jq. Bacon's ferry on Cane, and allowing
to J. Harris, for survey &c., thirty two dollars and
twelve cents, be and the same is adopted and de
clared to be a public road.
Resolved, That the pauper, the widow Hay, be
reinstated on the list, for the sum allowed last year,
to commence from March last.
Resolved, two thirds of the members elect con
senting thereto, That the elections in the 8th ward,
heretofore--eld at Etienne Lejeune's shall hereafter
be heldat the residence of Ulysse Gaberel.
On motion of Mr. Guillory, Resolved, That the
sum of seventy five dollars be appropriated to re
built the bridge at Tisseneau's point, and that Au
gustin Guillory, Philippe Stag and Edmund John
son, be commissioners to carry thesame into effect.
Resolved, That warrants issue in such sums as
may be required, to Dunbar and Ganson, for one
thousand dollars, in full for building a draw bridge
over Bayou Crocodille at Mountvilile.
On motion of Mr. Dunbar, Resolved, That Jesse
Andrus be a commissioner of election at Mountville,
in the 12th ward in place ef Jn. S. Edwards.
Onmotion of Mr. Carte, The Jury had a recess
and having reassembled.
Mr. Giolory, from the special committee on the
petition of J. Bacon reported that the committer s
had examined the rates of Toll in low water and
of ferriage in high water, and had lowered said rates
and recommend that they be adopted and the praytte
of the petitioner be granted. On motion, Resolved
that said report be adopted.
Mr. Dunbar from the finance committee, Repor
ted "'Anip toximate statement of the financial con
dition of the Parish of St. Landry:
Balance of warrants due 4th Sept.
18.2. $ 3877 98
Warrants issued since, 2815 52
Total, $ 6693 50
Deduct warrants paid during 3d
Quarter, 1480 41
Amositof warrants unpaid, $ 5213 09
Amou}it due by Villeneuve
Joubert on tax roll of 1851, $ 5022 31
Amount due by H. Rogers,
Rogers, on commutation tax, 1393 50 $6415 81
Balance over and above the liabilities
of the Parish, $ 1202 7a
Also the "account of Villeneuve Jou
bert, Collector of the parish of St. Lan
dry, Dr. Amount of taxes of 185, $ 8535 41
Less, Collectors commission., 853 54
$ 7681 87
Cr. Amount paid by collector, $709 56'
Amount received by Treasu
rer, for collector, 1950 $2659 56
Balance due ontar 1851, $ 5022 31
On motion, Messrs. Dunbar~Burton and Wright,
were appointed a committee to report an estimate of
the expenses of 1852. Mr. Dunbar moved that the
timber plank &c., of the old bridge over Bayou
Crocodllle at Mountville, be appropriated, to the
use of the 12th ward. Mr. Harris moves that part
of the timber and plank shall be appropriated to
build bridges over Bayous Webster and Cooper,
motion lost. Harris, J. E. Andrus, Dunbar, Burton,
Gantt, McBride, Joubert and "Wright,--8 Ayes.
E. Andrus, Devillier, Boudreau Carte, Fontenot,,
Guillory, Teale, Meche and the President,-9 Nays.
Mr. Guillory moved that commissioners be appoin
ted to sell the timber, which motion was carried
and J. D. Hudspeth, Joel Calliham and John Webb.
On motion of Mr. Dunbar, Resolved, That com
missioners be appointed to examine and report an
estimative plan for a bridge over Cooper's Bayou.
Messrl, Augustin Guillory, Amos Webb and Peter
Collins were appointed.
Mr. Dunbar moves that commissionersbe appoin
ted to examine and report an estimative plan for a
bridge over Belaire's gully.
Mr. Harris moves that the Coulde betweea Grade
nigo and Close be also examined, and all the other
Couides in the parish, which motion was lost, and
the motion of Mr. Dunbar, having been adopted,
Messrs John S. Edwards, Peter Collins and William
Hudspeth, were appointed commissioners.
On motion of Mr. Burton, Redived, Thatanelec
tion be held in the 13th ward for a Justice of the
Peace in place of Win. D. Collins, resigned and for
a Constable in place of John Davis, who has failed
Messrs. Dunbar and Wright obtained leave of ab
sence for the evening.
On-motion of Mr. Harris, Resolved, That the
previous requisites required in Article 2 of the road
law, be dispensed with andthat the part of the pub
lic road in the 1st ward district, South Wast dsivis
sion, be so changed as topasson the East'side ofthe
dwelling house of Jean F. Riehard;ias he has peti
tioned for and that the following named freeholders,
to wit: Jean F. Richard, .ile Chacherd, John P.
Hudson, Veillant Chacher, Winm. H. Parrot U
chere LaAergne and Sydoine Lavergne, be and are
appointed a Jury to trace and lay out said change,
and report asthe law directs.
Resolved, That commisioners be appointed to
examine the site on Little Bayou Tbche, on the road
fro. Opelousas to Port Barrr, and make a plan ad
estimate for a bridge over the same and report at
next meeting. Messrs. Coulon C. Devillier Bene
dict Ney and Michel Bordelon were appsimed.
On motion of Mr. Gantt, The Jury djourned un
til to-morrow at 10 o'dock A. M.
JOHN P. HUDSON, Pw.idat,
Gur H. BaL. Clerk.